Welcome Back in Enrichment!
Because it's the first this email will be a bit long. Bear with me. There are adorable pictures included to help!
I'm so glad we got a chance to meet and chat a bit on Orientation Day! Going forward, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to us.
This is the first of the weekly emails we'll send out on Wednesdays to give you the inside scoop on what's been going on in the classroom, in addition to announcements and such. If you'd like anyone else added to this email list please email me back with the name and email address.
Well, our first day of school was a success! Your little ones learned a lot of new routines, played hard, and seemed to enjoy themselves! They may be pretty tired the first few weeks of school. Learning and playing all day takes a lot out of you. Everyone will adjust, but it'll take some time... for all of us!
Thank you to those that brought in an extra set of clothes and mask today! If you didn't, it's not a problem, just send them in next week, please!
Our book this week was Pete the Kitty's First Day of Preschool by Kimberly and James Dean. We heard all about Pete's first day and compared it to ours!
What was in CENTERS this week?
Pretend Center- The children enjoyed apple picking and pie and other food making! They made food for each other and their teachers. Delicious!
Sensory Table- There were magnetic letters and magnetic colorful chips hiding in the red and brown paper shred. To find the letters and chips we used magnetic wands and filled up the cups!
Block Area- We had fun playing with wooden blocks, Potato Heads, a farm with vehicles, Little People, and puzzles.
Math Table- We used colorful houses to categorize and count people and animals. There were also some skateboards to for the people to ride on too.
Literacy/Writing- The children used magnetic pattern block shapes to build vehicles. And we had paper, stickers, markers, crayons, and colorful pens at the table.
Discovery- Pete the Cat fell to pieces! The children matched Pete's body pieces to the picture with velcro.
Easel- The children used their number kills and did a Pete the Cat color by number
Art Table- There were lots of creative apple trees colored in this week! They also put together a very special handprint project today!
Playdough- Everyone used cookie cutters, rollers, googly eyes, apple erasers, scissors, and head playdough mats with their red playdough. It's fun to see friends creations!
The kids also really enjoyed their time outside!
We hope you all have a wonderful weekend! We look forward to seeing you all again on Monday!
Cheers to a great school year!
Christina Renoni and Brenda Daday